ACLS Society News. The American Political Science Association begins its Annual Meeting today in New Orleans.
See the meeting site for updates Hurricane Isaac and the meeting status.
From the statement on the meeting’s theme of “Representation and Renewal:”
For the 2012 meetings, we encourage APSA members to address foundational questions about representation. We call for research that asks what representative relationships can and cannot achieve, how they might be renewed, reformed, or retooled to achieve those ends, and under what contexts political goals might be best served through direct or participatory democracy rather than through the mediation of representatives. We encourage division heads to reflect on how the most innovative work in their subfields can inform debates around this theme, and we invite them to collaborate with us in designing panels and roundtable discussions that speak to issues highlighted by this theme. We also welcome creative efforts to promote work across subfields and divisions.